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Silas Gross Collection

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Silas Gross Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Silas Gross
State of Birth:
LA
Home State:
CA
Gender
Male
Race
Black or African American

War or Conflict
Cold War
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1946-1966
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Stone County (LST 1141); USS Hancock (CV 19)
Location of Service
Pacific Ocean; Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Dominic
Highest Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Talamanca (AF 15); USS Comstock (LSD 19)
Location of Service
Bainbridge, Maryland; Camp Shoemaker, California; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Philippines; Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Guadalcanal, Philippines
Highest Rank
Seaman First Class
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a cook and mess attendant.

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Interviewer:
Rick Appleton
Contributor:
Rick Appleton
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/90449
Subjects:
Gross, Silas
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Silas Gross Collection
(AFC/2001/001/90449), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2018-04-24
 

 

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